ABA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

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The American Booksellers Association's Nominating Committee, chaired by Betsy Burton of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, is searching for qualified candidates to serve on the ABA Board of Directors.

Under ABA's bylaws, the terms of three members of the nine-member board expire each year, and at least one of the three nominated candidates cannot have served on the current board. Board members are eligible to be elected for one three-year term and can run for a second term.

A candidate for the Board of Directors must be an ABA member who is the owner or employee of an independent bookstore with a storefront location that is operated according to sound business principles. In addition, a candidate must have at least three years of recent experience as the owner or employee of a member company. It is desirable that nominees have at least two years of experience as an active volunteer in ABA and/or in a regional association or other constituency organization. Complete qualifications are outlined in the "ABA Nomination and Election Guidelines."

Any ABA member may submit nominations for Board Directors via an electronic form or a downloadable PDF on BookWeb.org. The downloadable form should be sent to the attention of Betsy Burton, by e-mail to [email protected]. Hard copies can be sent either by fax to (801) 484-1595 or by mail to The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105. The Nominating Committee requests that as much information as possible be provided about Board candidates. All information will be kept confidential.

Nominations should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than October 29, 2010.